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Every Wed. Slow/moderate-paced ride, 19 miles or more along gravel country roads.
9 a.m., Trinity Presbyterian Church parking lot, Gotfredson Rd. at Ann Arbor-Plymouth Rd. Free. 248-437-5067, 663-5060, 663-8980, 482-5103.
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Moderate-paced 40-mile ride to Chelsea or Whitmore Lake and beyond.
10 a.m. (Apr.) & 9 a.m. (May), Bird Hills Park parking lot, Newport Rd. Free. 649-9762.
Every Wed. (except July 4), June 13-July 18. Musical and craft programs for youths. June 13 (2 & 3 p.m.): Starlab Planetarium. A portable, inflatable planetarium with an entertaining show about constellations and phases of the moon. June 20: Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs. Spotlight in a Trunk, a troupe from the Spotlight Players of Canton, presents an interactive theatrical adaptation of the classic fairy tale. The program begins with some theater games. June 27: “Robots!” Demos by the Chelsea High robotics team. July 11: "Journey Through the Night Sky.” Eddy Discovery Center program director Katie McGlashen tells some stories about the night sky, shows how to make a star finder wheel, and offers some stargazing tips. July 18: “Headline Mashup.” Comics artist Jerzy Drozd, a contributing editor to the online comics anthology sugaryserials.com, helps participants make an 8-page comic using 3 randomly chosen newspaper headlines and 3 random images. .
2-3:30 p.m. (unless otherwise noted), CDL, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. Preregistration required. 475–8732. [map]
Bring the whole family to the Wednesday Evening Farmers Market for a special Kid-centered market. Kids can enjoy a fun permaculture activity with farmers from Tantre Farm, a planting activity from U of M’s child cognitive development lab, children’s music from Ken Kozoro, Lucas DiGia a.k.a Homegrown, and Alexi Ernstoff, and even a kid-friendly cooking demo from Ann Arbor Cooks. And, of course, there will be plenty of fresh fruits and veggies to sample from the vendors.Parents can sit back and enjoy a drink in the non-profit-sponsored Beer and Wine Garden! Local food and local fun for the whole family!
Ann Arbor Farmers Market, 315 Detroit st. Free. 734-794-6255. email@example.com http://www.a2gov.org/government/communityservices/ParksandRecreation/FarmersMarket/Pages/WednesdayEveningMarket.aspx [map]
(John Madden, 2011). Comedy about British retirees who decide to move to a less expensive retirement community in India. Stars Judi Dench, Bill Nighy, & Maggie Smith.
Michigan Theater. Tickets: $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 55 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50; films before 6 p.m., $7). 668-TIME, michtheater.org. [map]
(Richard Linklater, 2011). Dark comedy about the 1996 murder of an 81-year-old Texas millionaire by her much younger gay companion. Stars Jack Black, Shirley MacLaine, Matthew McConaughey.
Michigan Theater. Tickets $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 55 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50; films before 6 p.m., $7). 668-TIME, michtheater.org. [map]
Whether you're an employee orbusiness owner, develop the business that fits best in your life and matches upwith your goals.Our Girl's Night Out will teach you how to createthe perfect business by first having clear perception of your life's goals.Introduce a friend and spend quality face-to-face time with each participants.Visit our website for more information and to register online. If you register online you can bring a friend for free!
The Himalayan Bazaar, 218 S, Main St. $25. 616-405-6662. firstname.lastname@example.org www.womenmakingconnections.com [map]
Every Wed. Moderate/fast-paced 25-mile ride and slow-paced ride, 13-18 miles, to the Dexter Dairy Queen and back. Now in its 36th year, this ride is a favorite with newcomers and casual riders.
6 p.m. (May-Sept.) & 5:30 p.m. (Apr. & Oct.) sharp, meet at at Paladin (formerly Sweepster) parking lot, 2800 N. Zeeb Rd. Free. 426-5116 (longer ride), 665-4552 & 761-2659 (shorter ride). [map]
All invited to help remove invasive plants. Also, club members discuss wildflowers, biodiversity, and ideas for home landscaping. Bring a cushion or stool to sit on, gloves, and tools if you have them. Kids must be accompanied by an adult.
6-8 p.m., Nichols Arboretum, meet at the Reader Center (1610 Washington Hts.). Free. 604-4674.
Noted photographer Turner discusses the current exhibit of her work, The Flatness of Ambiguity, and UMMA curator Brusati discusses the exhibition she curated, Flip Your Field: Abstract Art from the Collection. Reception follows.
6 p.m., UMMA Taubman Gallery, 525 S. State. Free. 763-UMMA. [map]
Fish Tacos have gained popularity in recent years -- but let's face it, there's a LOT of bad ones out there! Come pretend you're in Southern California and treat your guests to a spread that will have them talking for weeks to come! **Warning: THESE fish tacos are addictive! Menu: Grilled Snapper with Citrus Vinaigrette; Grilled Shrimp with Orange-Cilantro Vinaigrette; Grilled Swordfish with Lime-Basil-Jalopeno Vinaigrette; Smooth Tomato-Serano Chile Salsa; Guacamole.
Ann Arbor Cooks!, 5060 Jackson Road. $65/person. 734-645-1030. www.annarborcooks.com [map]
Talk by local flavor and fragrance expert Michelle Krell Kydd, editor of the award-winning smell and taste blog Glass Petal Smoke. Participants are encouraged to respond to a sensory questionnaire at the blog (glasspetalsmoke.blogspot.com), and bring the results to the talk.
6:30-8:45 p.m., AADL multipurpose room (lower level), 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4555. [map]
All invited to join a discussion of a different novel each month. May 9: The Sense of an Ending, Julian Barnes’ novel about a middle-aged man’s reassessment of the affections and loyalties of his youth. June 13: All Passion Spent, Vita Sackville West's popular 1931 novel about an elderly upper-class woman who takes charge of her own life after her husband's death.July 11: Eventide, Kent Haruf's novel about small-town life in Colorado.Aug. 8: Middlesex, Jeffrey Eugenides’ Pulitzer Prize-winning novel about sexual identity in 3 generations of a Detroit Greek American family.
7 p.m., Barnes & Noble, 3235 Washtenaw. Free. 761-7553, 973-1618. [map]
June 23: Tour of club member Linda Collins’ garden at her home in Stockbridge. July 11: Tour of 2 club members' gardens in Ann Arbor. Aug. 8: TBA.
7-9 p.m., carpool from the new Chelsea Post Office (June 13 & July 11), 1101 S. Main, & location TBA (Aug. 8), Chelsea. Free. 634-1954. [map]
Join the Ann Arbor Chapter of Amnesty International (an international human rights organization) for our monthly meetings! We will be planning human rights events, signing petitions, and keeping up to date on important human rights issues!Recently, we have been raising awareness and collecting signatures regarding the need to abolish the death penalty. We are in the process of preparing for our table at the Ann Arbor Art Fair this July, and planning a Jamnesty Event for the fall. We are also looking into local volunteer opportunities that we can do as a group.We meet at 7:00 PM on the second Wednesday of each month. New members and new ideas are always welcome! We hope to see you at an upcoming meeting and/or event! If you have any questions, please e-mail us at email@example.com
Ecumenical Center of Ann Arbor, 921 Church Street. Free. firstname.lastname@example.org We're on Facebook! [map]
June 13: The Paris Wife, Paula McLain’s novel set in 1920s Paris and told from the perspective of Ernest Hemingway’s first wife, Hadley Richardson. July 11: Annual potluck. All invited to discuss future book selections. Bring a dish to share; tableware and beverages provided.
7 p.m., SDL Brecon Room, 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free. 429-5450. [map]
Club members discuss how to catch a bee swarm.
7 p.m., U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro. Free. email@example.com, 660-8621. [map]
Oakland University history professor emerita Renate Gerulaitis leads a discussion of World War II, Film, and History, a collection of essays about WWII films and the effect they have on perceptions of history.
7:30 p.m., Motte & Bailey, 212 N. Fourth Ave. Free. 369-2499. [map]
Every Wed., June 8-Aug 31. Singers of all abilities invited to join in singing madrigals and other Elizabethan part songs in a casual, sociable setting in a private home.
7:30 p.m. (7 p.m. on July 18), location TBA. Free. 973-3264, 994-3438.
Chicago-based folksinger known for her soaring soprano voice and her skills as an interpreter of a wide variety of traditional and contemporary acoustic songs, including many fine originals. Her latest CD, Ef You Don’t Watch Out, is a collection of 10 original settings of the dialect poems of the 19th-century “Hoosier Poet” James Whitcomb Riley.
8 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. Tickets $15 in advance at Herb David Guitar Studio, the Michigan Union Ticket Office (mutotix.com), and theark.org; and at the door. To charge by phone, call 763-TKTS. [map]
Vocalist Wilkinson (a former U-M professor) is joined by pianist Rowe in works by Jerome Kern, George and Ira Gershwin, Rogers and Hart, Duke Ellington, Dorothy Fields, and Cole Porter.
8 p.m., UMMA Apse, 525 S. State. Free. 763-UMMA. [map]
(John Waters' irreverently satirical 1981 comedy about a frightfully yet endearingly dysfunctional family living in an upper-middle class Baltimore suburb. Divine, Tab Hunter, Edith Massey, Mink Stole.
8:30 p.m., Arbor Brewing Company, 114 E. Washington. Free. 763-3500. [map]
Every Wed. Swing dancing to prerecorded music. No partner needed. Bring casual or nicer shoes that stay on your feet when you’re active. Preceded by beginning (7 & 8 p.m.) & intermediate (7:30 p.m., 3437 Mason Hall) swing lessons.
9-11 p.m., Michigan Union Pendleton Room. $5 (students, $4). 945-8428. [map]
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